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Aloe polyphylla


Spiral Aloe




Origin:  Lesotho, South Africa.
Family
Asphodelaceae
Genus
Aloe
Species
polyphylla
Category
Perennials, Tropicals
USDA Hardiness Zone
9 - 12
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cold season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H1b - H3
Height
30 cm
Spread
30 - 60 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
Landscape
Uses include, borders, coastal exposure, containers, green roofs, poolside, and rock gardens.
Shape
A spiral, clockwise or anti-clockwise shape.
Growth
Fast
Habitat
High mountainous grassy and rocky slopes.
Leaf Description
Fleshy leaves with white to pale-green spines and a brown spine at the tip of the leaf, arranged in a spiral pattern to form a beautiful rosette. Each plant has about 150 leaves.
Flower Description
Tubular flowers a vibrant red with greenish-yellow tips.
Notable Specimens
Trebah Garden Trust, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Propagation
By seed sown with heat as soon as ripe, or from offsets.
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